code yellow


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A message announced over a hospital’s public address system alerting the staff and the need to prepare for:
(1) A pending emergency or external disaster—e.g., multitrauma, major effects of storm, etc.
(2) An internal emergency
(3) A missing patient
(4) A severe weather alert
(5) An emergency C-section
(6) A combative person
(7) A person under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the loose
(8) A bomb threat

code yellow

Hospital A message announced over a hospital's public address system alerting the staff about, and the need to prepare for, a pending emergency or external disaster–eg, multitrauma, major effects of storm, etc
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* Code Red discipline cases involve hitting, punching, biting, or attacking other participants or staff, or the continuation of the same behaviour from previous Code Yellow and Orange incidents.
All areas were adequately staffed, day shift was arriving without much difficulty, the snow and wind had ceased the evening before, so the decision was made to release "code yellow." Many of the staff opted to stay, and lodging was available.
Hemman said that after the raid, the school notified students and parents what the Code Yellow was for.
Maximum temperatures mostly in the range of 4A[degrees]C to 9A[degrees]C.A code yellow warning for strong wind is in place today for most of the country a west-northwestern wind reaching 14-19 m/s.
Day temperatures will remain in a wide range: from close to zero in Northwest Bulgaria to about 10A[degrees]C in the southeastern regions, meteorologist Krasimir Stoev, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, told Focus News Agency.A code orange warning for heavy rain and snowfall is in place for the regions of Blagoevgrad, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan, Kardzhali and Haskovo, code yellow in 18 other regions.
Day temperatures will fall to between minus 2A[degrees]C and 3A[degrees]C at about 2.00 pm.A code yellow warning for strong wind is in place for the entire country, with gusts up to 20-24 m/s.
A code yellow warning for snowfall is in place for Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Sofia city, Sofia region, Pernik, about 10 cm, in the mountain areas a 15-20 cm.An alert for rain has been issued for Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Sliven, Varna and Dobrich, with 25-35 l/sq m.A code orange warning for strong wind is in place for the Black Sea coast.
Code yellow alert for frost formation is in place for 7 regions of the country: Vidin, Montana, Sofia, Vratsa, Pleven, Lovech and Veliko Tarnovo.
Code yellow alerts for fog and in some places low temperatures are in place for 10 regions of the country: Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia, Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse and Silistra.
Code yellow warning for low temperatures is in place for 6 regions of the country: Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo and Ruse.
Code yellow warning for low temperatures and wind has been issued for 23 Bulgarian regions, according to the NIMH website.
The Code Yellow covers the regions of: Sofia, Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad, Stara Zagora, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Yambol, Burgas and Haskovo.